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How Hypnosis Can Help Reduce Stress

Last Updated Feb 10, 2021

How Hypnosis Can Help Reduce Stress

Nobody likes stress, but everybody is subjected to it as we all face different stressors every day. Unpaid bills or credit card debt, insufficient sleep, a heavy workload, and constant worrying about a chronically ill loved one can easily lead to stress. Sometimes even positive life events, like a wedding or a promotion at work, can be stressful due to feelings of uncertainty.

If you don't manage your stress levels properly, these may result in serious health conditions including:

Hypnosis is a tried-and-tested tool for coping effectively with whatever situation that may arise. It brings your subconscious and conscious minds into proper alignment so that you can have more control over your thoughts and actions.

Being placed in a hypnotic state awakens your subconscious and makes it more receptive to positive suggestions for improving your physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing. 

How Does Hypnosis Treat Stress?

Hypnosis helps you view stressful situations from a fresh perspective and develop the ability to remain calm. This prevents the release of stress hormones in your body which could potentially put your health at risk.

By undergoing a hypnotherapy session, it will become clear to you that your idea of stress is projected onto your actions. You will come to understand that it’s not your stressors that make you feel bad, but it’s having a negative mindset towards them that does. 

A clinical hypnotherapist can help you move past unpleasant feelings and find yourself calm even in stressful situations. They will equip you with the necessary tools and techniques that shifting to a relaxed state when confronted with something difficult becomes autopilot or second nature to you.

What are the Benefits of Hypnosis to Stress?

Hypnosis teaches you to respond to your stressors more positively. It makes you feel less stressed and more confident to get things done without fear and worry. Working with a certified hypnotherapist offers the following benefits:

  • Brings about positive changes to your life
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Helps you regain control over your thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  • Increases your confidence
  • Helps you gain clarity
  • Fosters healthier relationships
  • Makes you more resilient
  • Keeps you grounded
  • Allows you to focus at the present

How Does Hypnosis Work?

A hypnotherapy session can be done face-to-face at the office of your hypnotherapist or through an online platform. The latter allows you to book an appointment at your convenience and receive hypnosis in the comfort of your own home through a video conferencing tool like Zoom.

To ensure a successful online hypnosis session, find a comfortable spot in your house that’s free of distractions. At the beginning of the session, the hypnotherapist will guide you through breathing and relaxation techniques to reduce the activity of your conscious mind and open your subconscious mind.

Once you’re in a trance, the hypnotherapist will take your subconscious mind on a sensory journey to a place that's far away from your stressful world. Here, they will make positive suggestions for relaxing your mind and body. In the process, your subconscious will absorb these motivational messages which focus on your ability to stay calm amidst stressful situations. 

After the session with a certified hypnotherapist, you will notice how peaceful, calm and relaxed you feel. You’ll also realise how easy it is to deal with any situations which may have triggered stress in the past.

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Originally published on Jul 17, 2020

FAQs About Hypnotherapy & Stress Reduction

Can hypnosis cure stress?

Scientific studies show that hypnosis helps relieve stress, anxiety, fear and other emotional and psychological disorders. A hypnotherapist is highly trained in guiding the subconscious to coping effectively with limiting beliefs and behavioural patterns.

What hypnosis can help with?

Hypnotherapy is highly effective in treating a range of physical, emotional and psychological conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, chronic pain, unhealthy habits and insomnia, among others.

What does self-hypnosis feel like?

Self-hypnosis induces relaxation. It casts away all of your worries and eliminates negative feelings, leaving you feeling more confident to face whatever life throws at you.

Do you fall asleep during hypnosis?

Your conscious mind slows down during hypnosis as you are put into a trance, but you are not asleep. Your subconscious mind is completely awake and receptive to positive suggestions for improving your mindset and behaviours.

Does hypnosis work on everyone?

Hypnotherapy doesn't work on everyone, according to scientific research. A person has to be willing to be hypnotised and receive positive suggestions for hypnosis to work on them.

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